There haven't been a lot of highlights for the Washington Capitals this season. If things don't turn around, Tuesday night's game against the Boston Bruins will at least make fans smile when they remember this season before quickly moving on to the next thought.
The Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead thanks to a shorthanded goal by Brad Marchand, an even strength tally from Zdeno Chara and a third on the power play from Dougie Hamilton. Things were looking grim for a Caps team that entered the game winners of four out of their last five.
Then they came back. Two in the second. One in the third, and this wonderful, wonderful Eric Fehr effort 37 seconds into overtime:
That was Hamilton and Dennis Seidenberg getting victimized by Fehr if you're scoring plus-minus at home. At what point do you think they believed they had Fehr under wraps, and what was the train of thought running through Tuukka Rask's head as the play developed?
Afterward, Fehr told Katie Carrera of the Washington Post, “I kind of blacked out for a bit there but saw the puck on my stick…[Rask] was leaning my way and just tried to chip it over.”
If other "awesome goal" news, do check out Cody Hodgson's double toe-drag in Buffalo's loss to Carolina.
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